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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
the first presidential debate, president obama joked with supporters in california over the weekend, admitting he may not have been at his best in denver. the president took time to criticize mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to pbs to help close the deficits. >> for you moms and kids out there, somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and will.i.am. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month f
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Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. >>> people in california who missed wednesday night's bright meteor have another chance to catch the spectacular sight. the meteor is coming back. no. >> let's not scare anyone. >> this weekend is the orionid shower. conditions above the northern california area will make the bright streaks more visible. the shower will be visible from our area as well, if the weather holds up. that's the big question. >> yeah. >> is it going to hold up, tucker? >> i don't care as much about the bay area, if they can see it. weather should hold up. clouds saturday, but clearing up saturday night. >> how does this happen every year? >> because we pass through it. the earth in its rotation passes through it. >> all right. >> passing through the comet, really? >> the leftovers. yeah. wouldn't actually pass through the comet. that would be a big news story. that would be the big story of the day. live look, and yes, tony, a little fog, clouds. quickly had the rain that moved through overnight. it will be slow to clear out. i promise you it will be gone before the ends of
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> raise your right hand. >> reporter: and becoming governor of california. but for a man known for always calculating his next step, some of his fans will have to get over his very big misstep. >> one of arnold's big appeals always has been that he appeals to everyone. and right now, he's got some damage that he needs to repair. especially with women movie-goers. >> reporter: we reached out to maria shriver but she declined to comment. she has failed for divorce. the book is out today, and the movie hits theatres in had january. >> tom llamas, thanks very much this morning. >>> let's get a check of the weather from al. >> thanks very much. a little chilly this morning, right? everybody is a little cold. but let's take a look out west. that's where it's going to be awfully warm. west. that's where it's going to be awfully warm. we've got a big area of high pressure up in the upper atmosphere. we've got an offshore flow. that's going to mean record highs for southern california today. take a look at some of these temperatures. downey california, 19 degrees above normal. at 100. los angeles,
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
military institute. meanwhile, the president is in california. >> reporter: election day is four weeks from tomorrow. look at some of the polls. within the margin of error in this poll in four key swing states, including a state that will get a lot of attention today, and that is virginia. the president made a return appearance to california last night. not because the state is in play this year, but because hollywood has heavy hitters with deep pockets. >> the last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not let it happen. >> reporter: mitt romney, meantime, prepares to pivot to foreign policy today. that's what an upcoming debate will focus on, and it may be an effort to strike while the iron is hot, with questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. romney is trying to build on postdebate momentum. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: last week's debate will giv
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
there are paper invitations? invites for a -- next tuesday in california. the tech giant is expected to unveil the mini ipad. i like to call that my samsung phone. anyway, it's about a half size about the regular one and would cost between 250 and $300. a smaller. >> i joy pad would allow apple to compete -- compete head tow head with rival small tabets -- tablets. >> uh-huh. >> like the kindel and others. >>> target stores look to lure more customers with a new price match this holiday season. the price match program runs from november 1st through december 16th. target will match the online prices of retailers, including amazon, wal-mart, best buy, toys "r" us and babies are us. >> wow, okay. >>> and still ahead, an earthquake rocks the northeast. an update on the after shocks. >>> plus, a new edition of scrabble puts a spin on the word beatles. rd beatles. . >>> from desert rise to the elton young band, he made a name for himself. and they sought out by all of the popularartists. he's in -- popular artists. catch him at 9:45 today in studio. we'll be right back. right b take away his toys an
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> evacuation orders lifted in the hills overlooking santa barbara, california, after fire crews got a handle on a wildfire. thanks to calmer winds and an aggressive ground attack, it's now 50% contained. >>> the tigers will try again to eliminate the yankees in detroit today. rain postponed game four of the american league championship game last night. it's been rescheduled for this afternoon. meanwhile, national league, the cardinals have taken a 2-1 series lead by beating the giants in st. louis. that game was delayed three and a half hours by rain. at what point do they call a game? three and a half hour delay it's significant. >> playoff game they wait it out. >> because they have to try to get it in, because they have schedule concerns, too. >> exactly. the same rain impacted games last night headed our way really later tonight for us. i guess if you're watching well to the west, might get it this afternoon. most of us, in the evening hours. off to a cool start. should be a nice, sunny start. at least the next couple of hours we'll get sunshine. 55 now in washington. nothing too extreme
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> eight minutes after 7:00 now. snow, rain, tornados. mother nature pounded parts of california yesterday with all three. >> and another announcement from apple hours away now that -- and what they have in store. >> dave ross is back with this morning's sports breakfast after the break. the break. . >> as we take to you the break, a live look outside. the songs of tony bennett? >> it is. >> beautiful. >> and we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie next. ul i moved to new york to work in fashion. so i had to look the part. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there, i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. t.j.maxx. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, drivers in california may not be lucky. recent refinery outages and pipeline problems caused prices to jump as much as 18 cents. the average price for a gallon of gas in california is expected to hit more than $4.30, with some parts seeing more than five dollars. the national average is $3.78. >>> let's switch gears now and head over to tucker. he's got something great. >> it's time for the my first 5 photo. >> let's do it. it's friday, and the weather will be beautiful, so let's say hello to future hokie -- >> oh, yes. alaina. >> alaina, thank you. >> she's a hokie through and through. >> wearing the colors with pride. the 16-month-old is decked out in her virginia tech cheerleading outfit in honor of her parents' alma mater. >> showing that school pride. what better way to do that than with alaina. how cute. >> that school has great spirit. >> didn't you go to the game last week? >> i did. a lot of nice people. everybody decked out. >> good game, too, wasn't it? we love the picture and love your smile. >> i wish it could be a video, because i know she is busting a cheer out now. >
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> the retired space craft is making the 12-mile trip from lax to the california science center where it will go on display. it's being pulled over city streets over the next two days. crews have cleared hundreds of trees. i'm sure some are not thrilled with that. also closed sidewalks. at some intersections we're told the room to spare is just 6 inches. wow. >> why are we doing that? >> that's kind of cool. >> okay. >> yeah. good way to see it. >> you're right. up close. >>> the first rock touched by nasa's curiosity rover on mars is turning out to be more unusual than scientists expected. the researchers say the football sized rock is unlike others seen on the planet. it contains more sodium and potassium and is more like volcanic rock seen on earth in places like hawaii. how about the fact it looks like a pyramid? >> how about the fact it looks like somebody maybe carved it? >> yeah, that would add to its mystery. >> i'd say. >>> it will cost a little more to mail a letter next year. the postal service is raising rates starting january 27th. the price goes up a penny to 46 cents. did you know
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
beginning the day in washington and flying to ohio colorado california and nevada. the battleground states with appearances scheduled in nevada and ohio. the polls show the two candidates running dead even. the winner could all come down to this final fever pitch. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas. he's out of excuses. and november you are going to make sure he's out of office. >> we know we're not where we need to be. not here, not anywhere. we've made real progress. we've got to build on that progress. we need to move forward. and that's why i'm running for a second term as the president of the united states. >> mitt romney's schedule includes a series of stops in battleground virginia. nominee in richmond and virginia beach. then president obama will be back thursday. >>> in the meantime as part of his outreach the president has a new interview in rolling stone. he'll sit jay leno and featured in an mtv interview set to air on friday. >> this morning the romney campaign is distance itself from a controversia
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
for his house in california than that. you know, he won make any cuts. he won't talk about the loopholes he'll close, won't talk about how he's going to pay for his $5 trillion tax cut but he will talk about a .0001% cut in pbs. the president is poking fun. the basic debate here is you are not getting a straight scoop from mitt romney. i mean, how is he going to cut the tax rates by 20%. >> the details. >> yes. and not stick it to the middle class the this is precisely what the president did not push back on him at that debate and what i think you will see him pushing back in future debate. >> but what's interesting is the future debates are on different topics now. had he his chance. >> right. >> let me ask you because we have not had a chance to talk to you since them what happened? everyone agreed the president was off his game. >> yes . >> we know it does happen but this is a critical debate and it has benefited mitt romney. >> there is no question it benefited mitt romney. the spin has continued. the president needed to challenge mitt romney more on the substance. forget the smiles
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Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
in california, nevada and florida. several city council members have already taken rides in google cars. testing vehicles that use radar, cameras and spinning laser beams. >>> there are more than 720,000 unemployed military veterans in the united states. >> coming up, how the home depot is helping thousands of them find jobs. we will talk about the manager about up coming career workshops straight ahead. we had a g good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> 9:13. welcome back. the majority of service members returning from iraq and afghanistan saying finding a new career is one of the biggest challenges. companies have started combat to career initiatives designed
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Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
claims in california. >>> a lineman 19 years old getting a lot of credit after spotting a house fire in up marlboro. he rushed into the burning house several times and things got heated up after they learned a child was sleeping upstairs. audrey barnes has the story. >> reporter: a pepco crew upgrading electricity to a home under construction in upper marlboro spotted a fast moving fire inside. 19-year-old lineman ryan calahan rushed into help. >> the flame started back up and started burning the whole cabin. i walked back in, put my hood over my head, walked back in and put the fire out again. >> reporter: the homeowner, who was walking her 7 and 9-year- old children to the bus stop, ran back and let the crew know her 3-year-old was sleeping upstairs. she sprinted into the home with calahan behind her. >> she went out the top story. i guess there was no smoke up there. she went out the top story, her and her son were fine. >> reporter: the fire fueled by propane refused to be extinguished until calahan and the crew stepped in to turn everything off. the homeowner is thankful the cre
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
to the california science center, where it will go on display. it's being pulled through city streets over the next two days. crews have cleared trees and closed sidewalks to make the move possible. at some intersections we're told the room to spare, just 6 inches. >>> move over hope diamond, astronomers say they have found a planet made largely of diamonds. >> you've got to be joking. >> i'm not kidding. the alien planet was discovered in 2004 around a nearby star in the milky way. not in our solar system. scientists say it's composed mainly of carbon in the form of diamond and graphite as well as some iron. they estimate at least a third of the planet's mass is likely pure diamond. >> planet sparkly. >> maybe they'll name it tiffany's. the planet moves around its sun so quickly, that its year is 18 hours. a whole year, 18 hours. >> don't get me excited about astronomy up here. >> i know, how about that? >> how long until we send spacecraft. >> i said i wouldn't go in space, i would go on that mission. >> long way to go for it. >> times are tough. got to get diamonds any way you can. >> working da
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Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
river otter, ravens, gray wolves and california sea lions. holly joins us with more. >> reporter: we are being entertained by the sea lions as we speak. they are too much fun. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> congratulations on the new american trail. it's beautiful. >> we are excited bit. >> reporter: absolutely. as you should be. let's talk about the sea lions. do they like the new home? >> they seem to like it. they do great demonstrations for the people, the visitors. >> reporter: what is special about the new home? >> we have a lot of changes that we made to the space to make it better for them. we have a wave none give them a more ocean experience. >> reporter: stop it. they have a wave experience? >> they do. >> we shaded the bottom of the pool so it's more ocean like. we will convert to sea water so it's better for them and to plaque it a more typical ocean experience. >> reporter: right. so they feel like they are in the wild. let's talk about the life of a sea lion. i read they can swim up to 25 miles per hour under water. >> they are fast. they use the big front fl
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
and rasmussen have the race tied. >>> this morning president obama leaves california for campaign events in ohio. the first lady will be in virginia. she'll speak at an event in loudoun county rallying as many people as possible to register to vote. the deadline in virginia is october 15th. >>> people living in the district, today is the last day to register by mail. applications are available online and at libraries and fire houses and police stations throughout the city. however, if you miss today's mail deadline, voters can still register in person at early voting centers day at their polling place. >>> well, both the nats and orioles are two wins away from moving on to the next round of the playoffs. skins' fans get to know the backup. >> yeah. >> dave ross is back with your sports headlines. >> are you ready? playoff basebal tomorrow in washington, d.c. >> going to be a good day. >> beautiful day, 1:00. get out there. i can't wait. going to be exciting. okay, yesterday not so good in st. louis. but they are the defending world champions. they're pretty good, too, right? >> we split. >> that
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
eating breakfast. the incident is now under investigation. >>> actor and former california governor arnold schwarzenegger admits his affair with the housekeeper was not the only time he was unfaithful to maria shriver. in a "60 minutes" interview, arnold says he had an affair with bridget nielsen while living with shriver before they were married. he said there were others, but that's between him and shriver. arnold says his affair with housekeeper mildred baena was the stupidest thing he ever did to shriver. he doesn't give details about his relationship with baena, only saying he takes care of the boy and the mother. >>> the threat of carmageddon ii is over. the stretch over 405 reopened in time for this morning's rush hour. it had been closed all weekend for a bridge upgrade. any delays could have resulted in huge traffic problems. a similar closure last year also raised fears of a massive traffic meltdown. >>> the arrest of a 25-year-old man accused of assaulting lindsay lohan has been voided. police say the charges against former congressional aide christian labella could not b
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
in california yesterday. satellite radar, waking up to fog and plenty of cloud cover. the fog will gradually dissipate. the cloud cover will gradually break up and we'll be looking at at least a little sunshine this afternoon along with very warm temperatures, mid-80s for afternoon highs. there's your accu weather seven- day. big cooldown this weekend, rain showers late saturday, early sunday. sunday's high, 62 degrees. let's do traffic and julie wright has the latest. good morning, julie. >> i'm still a little like, over what tony said about having somebody play with his feet. hmm. here we go op our roads now, inner loop of the beltway between 395 and 50, 11 minutes there. the lanes are open. cleaning up accident activity 236 # at medford drive. you will find on the gw parkway southbound from 123 headed to 395 about 22 minute ride. all lanes open here. no incidents to report. a lot of slow traffic this morning. got the fog hanging around, and troubled with accidents, including in la plata. follow police direction to squeeze by there. beltway from 214 around georgia avenue, 53 minutes and on
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
to continue. >> reporter: california isn't a swing state but the president stopped there last night for the tonight show. the latest attack on mitt romney that he supposed richard merdock saying that pregnancies that result from rape still reflect the will of god. a position romney disagrees with. >> these distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the electoral college. a republican house would pick romney. >> the senate divides who the vice president is. would be still in democratic hands and pick joe biden. so you would have a romney bide enticket made president and vice president of the united states. it would be one crazy finish to one crazy electio
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
. incredible. >>> space shuttle "endeavour" arrived at its new home in california but the final journey took longer than expected. it moved so slowly through los angeles that it took three days to make the 12-mile trip. they had to cut trees and remove telephone poles and streetlights. thousands were thrilled seeing history in the making. >> pretty cool. >> it is. >>> mr. baumgardner did, indeed, break the sound barrier. >>> the redskins record breaks even and robert griffin, iii breaks records as the redskins win. win. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the president spent much of his day preaching to the converted at california fundraisers. it helped pad his campaign coffers. he reminded his faithful that the race is extremely tight and right around the corner. >> so i need you in this election, the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynics. we have to look back at the progress we've made and that should give us confidence. >> reporter: but that confidence may have been shaken and the obama team is now looking at this week's vice presidential debate as a chance to get back on track. as far as the poll numbers are concerned, the obama campaign has long said they run this race as though they were 5 points behind. their fear is the numbers could soon confirm that assumption. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> hitting the campaign trail in northern virginia for her husband today, the first lady, michelle obama, will travel to loudoun county fairgrounds to speak about what is at stake in the election for virginiaens. she'll encourage everyone to register to vote before the octo
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. among them, a newborn baby. this happened in hanford california yesterday. investigators say the big rig driver failed to see the train coming. they are working to determine whether the crash was caused by driver error, a malfunctioning crossing arm, or something else. >>> finally, a rescue operation continues in hong kong. after a boat with over 100 people on board went down after colliding with a tugboat. many were families heading to wash a fireworks show celebrating china's national holiday. 37 people are dead. dozens were rushed to the hospital. and this morning, six members of the crew are under arrest, charged with unsafe operation of a boat. >> that is sad news there. >> yes, it is. >>> it is 8:31 right now. tucker barnes with us again with another look at our tuesday weather. >> yes, it looks like a wet one. in fact it is already wet overnight. we've had heavy rain, wow, i'm in business now. locally. and just in the past half hour. so we had pretty heavy rain move right inside the beltway here, across the district. and you can see that, heavy rain shower activity. generally wash
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Oct 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
responsibility for the deaths of four americans in an attack on the u.s. consulate building in lib california. >> and the white house is reportedly ready to strike back for the attack but there are a few roadblocks in the way. we'll explain. >> plus, one of the biggest comebacks in nfl history. led by peyton manning. dave ross is back with another serving of sports breakfast. >> and as we take you to the break now, sure does look like a beautiful day. a live look outside, we'll check with the latest from tucker and julie when we come back after the break. 7:10. you. we know w you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. >>> the fog of war, the confusion that you get in any kind of combat situation and remember this was an attack that went on for hours. i'm responsible for the state department, for the more than 60,000 people around the world. >> secretary of stat
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
flood warnings. then back down into southern maryland, california, you're getting heavy rain. also want to point out we're not starting to see the winter weather break out. there's a blizzard warning for parts of west virginia. they could get two to three feet of snow. so if you're a viewer out there or you're traveling out to the west, be mindful, it's going to turn into a serious winter event out there in a hurry as these bands of rain encounter some very cold air. let me showout bigger picture, there's the storm lurking off the southeast coast. you can see the banding effect i mentioned just a moment ago. the center now 2, let's see let's see 260-miles to the south and east of atlantic city. would not be surprised at all if it makes land fall close to atlantic city. southern new jersey, maybe the bay of delaware later this evening. 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 tonight. we're going to have rain throughout the day today. winds will steadily pickup, then as that center of circulation presses close to the washington area, winds are going to gust i'm afraid close to hurricane speed around here later
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Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
and missouri. let me mention, strong storm system moving into san francisco, northern california overnight, heavy rain, why do we care about that? there should be a game seven there tonight. there's some possibility that could be relaid if the rain continues. it's supposed to taper off later this afternoon, they're going to get heavy rain out there during the course of the day. 72 today, 78 tomorrow, 80 on wednesday, that's an easy forecast to make the accuweather seven day, chance of rain on sunday. >> nice looking though. >> perfect. >> thanks. >>> you know who likes that? joulely wright. >> i told tucker he can stay as long as he keeps giving me temperatures in the 80s, i love. on the roads right now, we're checking out the ride on the inner loop of the roadways. this is where we find the sky fox hovering across the accident. again on the inner loft bellway. we had this blocked, now it apierce most of the activity is con full-timed to the shoulder. the inner loop of the beltway, making your way past the accident scene and continue towards the wilson bridge. again, we have the delays app
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